SportsNo, You're Crying at Dee Gordon's Homer in the Marlins' First At-Bat After José Fernández's Death
Fine, just kidding, we're all crying.
The Miami Marlins organization, understandably, has been reeling since the tragic death of ace pitcher José Fernández in a weekend boating accident. The team immediately cancelled its game scheduled for Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, and owner Jeffrey Loria somberly announced today that Fernández's number would soon be retired.
Today, the team took the field at Marlins Park for the first time since the accident, which each player sporting Fernández 's number 16. Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who penned a heartbreaking Instagram tribute to his "brother" yesterday, led the team on the field with tears already streaming down his face.
Shortly thereafter, Dee Gordon stepped in for the Marlins' very first at-bat, and he damn sure made it counted. Everyone is sobbing all over again by the time he reaches the dugout.
Baseball is beautiful.